There’s no shortage of getting out and about around here - parks galore! 9 minutes away is Point Defiance Park and Zoo. Also home to 5 mile drive running and walking trails, Owen Beach where you can rent kayaks in the summer and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum – crafts from the past, summer camps and family fun nights! Just don’t forget to stop at the famous Antique Sandwich Company for a homemade sandwich, milkshake or a slice of yummy pie for a picnic in the park or on the beach.
The ever developing Point Ruston has shopping & dining & entertainment! WildFin American Grill, Jewel Box Cafe, Farrelli’s Pizza, Stack 571, Ice Cream Social and live music in the summer! Enjoy the popular trail with grandiose views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with even better views at the top of the Dune Peninsula! 11 acres of landscaped park property on the breakwater peninsula surrounding the Tacoma Yacht Club and connecting to the Point Defiance Park via the Wilson Way Bridge. Be sure to stop by the chutes and ladders style slides for a fun time! The sunsets and views of Mount Rainier will leave you in awe. Just opened to the public - get out and support local businesses at the Public Market. 30,000 sq ft of indoor shopping and dining. Get baked goods, cheese, wine, seafood, chocolate, fresh canned goods, art and toys.
If a name like Jungle Fever Exotics doesn’t get you visit, then surely the giant orange NURSERY sign will. Owned and operated for 25 years, this local plant shop offers wild and fun statues and exotic plants to adorn your backyard oasis.
The Delightful Neighborhood Market is your go-to one-stop shop serving the North End of Tacoma. They offer a variety of local beer and wine - bring your growler and they’ll fill it up for you! What else do they offer? Everything from meat and produce to ready-to-eat meals and the best part is they’re less than a mile away! And if you want local coffee to make at home, they just started selling fresh roasted beans by Campfire Coffee. Learn more about them on Jenny’s website.